Self-With-Others is a framework for thriving in an interconnected world.
Self-With-Others is a way of thinking and being that gives you solid ground to stand on, when the world seems overwhelming and chaotic.
Self-With-Others encourages you to be individual, integrated, empowered, ethical, compassionate, creative and courageous.
Self-With-Others reminds you how extraordinary this wonderful world can be – and how to live in it with respect and a commitment to stewardship.
Self-With-others helps you belong – in your body/mind, workplace, community and natural environment.
Self-With-Others combines personal and interpersonal development, creating a commitment to integration and holistic living.
Self-With-Others is NOT a belief system, it’s a reminder of the reality we’re taught to forget – that we’re powerful, unique individuals living in an extraordinary human and more-than-human network of life.
Self-With-Others grows from thirty years experience training performers to be live, reactive and fearless. It has inspired and transformed people in multiple countries all around the world.
Self-With-Others challenges assumptions many of us have been taught to live by – that we must always compete, that mind and body are disconnected, that we’re separate from ‘nature’.
Self-With-Others draws from scientific, ecological, spiritual, performance, sociological, psychological and educational traditions and research.
Who is it for?
Self-With-Others inspires and transforms people in business, community activism, healthcare, therapy, education, spiritual enquiry, performance, creativity, coaching and personal development.
Self-With-Others is a collaborative and empowered framework for being in the world. It serves people in every area of life. There are pages on this site dedicated to Self-With-Others for Educators, Self-With-Others for Personal and Professional Development, Self-With-Others for Business & Community Development & Self-With-Others for Performers.
There are also resources for those who want to explore Self-With-Others as a suite of empowering ideas, without domain-specific application.
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More Detailed Information:
Presence is the foundation.
Self-With-Others focuses on understanding how to connect with NOW.
You have agency only in the present moment. Being aware and open to NOW (presence) is the foundation of creativity, empowerment and effectiveness. Enhancing presence builds multiple personal and interpersonal attributes, including confidence, communication skills, connectedness, creativity and compassion.
Self-With-Others retrains our ability to be more fully, powerfully and mindfully present with ourself and others. It’s an empowering suite of techniques and insights to transform and realign your experience of life.
The heart of enhancing presence in Self-With-Others are The 8 Principles of Presence.
Self-With-Others stands on three main pillars:
The Integrated Self
The work on ‘The Integrated Self’ is based in Psychophysicality. This explores the integration of body and mind into a coherent, non-dualistic, human organism.
The work on ‘Interconnection’ is based in research on Ensemble. It explores effective, creative collaboration through mutual empowerment. It investigates the interaction between competition and cooperation – as observed in all natural ecosystems.
‘Understanding Systems’ is based in Systems Thinking. This involves identifying and understanding processes of interconnection. Systems produce outcomes and feedback loops which cannot always be mapped onto specific inputs.
To enable transformation – personal, social or institutional – requires attention to all three areas at once: the self, interconnectedness and structural/systemic feedback loops
These three core pillars are expanded through six more areas of research:
- Via Negitiva – Understanding the power of doing less, unblocking and stopping.
- Flow State – The psychology of optimal experience, pleasure and intrinsic motivation.
- Paradigms – Identifying self-stories and exploring strategies for changing them.
- Improvisation – Developing the capacity for fearless responsiveness.
- Authenticity – Aligning with purpose across multiple social roles.
- Encouragement – The power of positive reinforcement.
By integrating all these areas, Self-With-Others helps you align with reality and enhance personal and professional effectiveness.
Self-With-Others offers techniques of transformation.
These techniques and strategies include:
Understanding and applying The 8 Principles of Presence
Using the ‘psychophysical loop’
Engaging with your senses
Understanding flow state
Integrating changes across three domains – personal, interpersonal and systemic
Developing fearless confidence
Alignment with purpose
Effective positive feedback
The five-part learning journey
Manipulating interpersonal energetics
Balancing collaboration and competition
Self-With-Others develops the following qualities (among others):
Attention to detail
Collaboration within diversity
Reflective and learning skills